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#1 2006-08-22 12:04:23

Ricky
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What's so special about that number?

http://www.stetson.edu/~efriedma/numbers.html

Anyone who understands everything on that page deserves a medal.


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#2 2006-08-22 15:20:34

Zhylliolom
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Re: What's so special about that number?

I hope you have my medal ready.

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#3 2006-08-23 18:27:58

Devantè
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Re: What's so special about that number?

Wow. The fact that someone did all that amazes me.

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#4 2006-08-24 08:54:20

Ricky
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Re: What's so special about that number?

I think they should change 2 to:

2 is an odd prime.


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#5 2006-08-24 11:24:38

Zhylliolom
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Re: What's so special about that number?

Haha, I get it Ricky.

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#6 2006-08-24 12:03:21

Ricky
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Re: What's so special about that number?

And for any that don't:

It's the oddest one their is!


"In the real world, this would be a problem.  But in mathematics, we can just define a place where this problem doesn't exist.  So we'll go ahead and do that now..."

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#7 2006-10-02 09:23:38

polylog
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Re: What's so special about that number?

Wow, this is the coolest page I've seen all week. big_smile 
Thanks for posting this!

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#8 2006-10-03 00:13:21

George,Y
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Re: What's so special about that number?

And 1000 is a reciprocal unit for English to count numbers~


X'(y-Xβ)=0

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#9 2006-10-03 20:28:59

justlookingforthemoment
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Re: What's so special about that number?

I have a book like this, though it only goes to 100.

It's called 'Adam's Spencer's Book of Numbers'. I think I won it or something.

It has many mathematical facts for each number, and some random facts too, like

10
The average life of a human tastebud is 10 days, and much less if it comes into contact with my cooking.

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